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Fallows Receives Newman Civic Fellowship 

“Julia embodies a steadfast commitment to equity and active citizenship….to enact meaningful social change.”  

English secondary education major and student-athlete Julia Jane Fallows was recently appointed as a 2024 Newman Civic Fellow. The Newman Civic Fellowship is a yearlong program that recognizes students who stand out for their leadership potential and commitment to creating positive change in communities. The fellowship is named after the late Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact’s founders, who tirelessly advocated for civic engagement in higher education. In the spirit of Newman’s leadership, each fellow is nominated by their campus president or chancellor, who is invited to select one exemplary community-committed student from their campus each year.  

Fallows is the president of the University’s Color of Teaching Mentorship Program, where she connects middle and high school students with college mentors to provide them with opportunities for higher education. Fallows shares her deep passion for teaching and the importance of access to public education, “My desire to work in secondary education stems from my experience with educators during high school; their unwavering compassion after my father’s death is not lost on me, and I intend to use that passion with my students.” Additionally, Fallows advocates for supporting women in their academic journey as vice president of the University’s chapter of the American Association of University Women. Fallows continues demonstrating her leadership as she volunteers as a tutor for underserved youth.  

Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides students with learning and networking opportunities that help nurture their development as civic leaders. Programming emphasizes personal, professional and civic growth, which can empower them to collaborate effectively across disciplines and create large-scale positive change.  

Fallows also received applause from Millersville University’s president, Dr. Daniel Wubah, who expressed his support of her achievement: “Through her leadership, Julia embodies a steadfast commitment to equity and active citizenship, collaborating with campus and local stakeholders to enact meaningful social change.”  

Fallows plans to graduate from Millersville University and find a career in secondary education, creating a safe and welcoming environment for children and young adults to learn and discover further opportunities.  

For more information about the Newman Civic Fellowship Award, visit Newman Civic Fellow. 

 

 

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